This author's response time can be up to 2 business days.
Hi! I’m interested! Does it work with W3 Total Cache? And do I need to configure it to suit W3 Total Cache?
Hi! You don’t need to configure it. Lighthouse does other things behind the scenes. In order for the plugin to work with W3 Total Cache, you would have to turn off all 4 caching options.
Also, it would take a bit of tweaking and testing to get the best out of it.
But if I turn off the W3 Total Cache, how would caching works with Lighthouse?
Lighthouse only has basic caching. Lighthouse is a performance plugin not a caching plugin. Some of its options might help a properly configured caching plugin.
I see. But im using page, minify and browser cache on W3 Total Cache. If I dont want to turn them off can I still use Lighthouse? What will be the best setting for me in Lighthouse.
No, no, you have to turn off the caching options in Lighthouse. So, use W3 Total Cache for caching, and Lighthouse for speed/performance.
I see. I purchased it now. Going to set it up. Do you have documentation for me to read what is what?
Thank you. Unfortunately no, the options should be pretty self-explanatory. I need to right a bit of documentation, though, to explain what each option does.
I will do it for the next version, next week.
Okay! I’ll wait for you to come up with documentation and see if i need to tick anymore settings. Cheers. Documentation helps in sales when people know what they are buying.
I know, that’s why I added those quick settings buttons. To help users who don’t know what the options are. Because most WordPress admins would know a bit about how the system works and they would want the ability to individually enable/disable options.
But yeah, documentation is coming.
After you buy and istall it, it places the following credential on your website footer!!
“166 queries in 0.473 seconds using Lighthouse”
It does not ask you to place Its credentials on Your Site.
I payed this plugin with 12 month support, so I expect high quality/standards!
Thank you if you come back with support.
The plugin is coded using high quality standards. The next version will use PSR standards. The link in the footer is there to measure the number of queries and loading time and can be disabled from the plugin’s settings. You should have asked before rating.
I hope you agree the plugin should kindly ask before promoting itself on the customer’s website who payed for the plugin.
I did not know it will do that.
Now I found and deleted the code.
If you let me know where the setting is to turn off the plugin credentials, I will upgrade the rating.
I do agree, yes, and based on your feedback, I will make the option disabled starting with the next version.
Now, if you go to Theme Tweaks -> Scoring/ranking tweaks -> Display load results and plugin attribution link in the footer and uncheck the option.
I rated the plugin with 5 stars for your flexibility.
The plugin is good and site speed improved a lot.
All updates will keep your current settings. In addition, the default value will be 0 rather than 1.
Thanks for the updated review.
Site speed is much better now with Lighthouse, especially on mobile. Next year after the plugin licence expires, I will buy/extend it for another year.
Thanks a lot for creating Lighthouse.
No, thank you.
this plugin seems great. I am on WP Engine, do you know if there are any issues there or should it work fine on their hosting platform?
Also, I have a ton of plugins that seems to be the main cause of my site being sloooow as hell. My landing page is like 12 seconds it’s awful. Will your plugin strip all the extra code and stuff that loads on every single page instead of just loading where it is needed?
Hi. There is no known conflict with WP Engine, and Lighthouse should help with speed when properly configured. It will not strip ALL of the code, you should work on optimizing your landing page, 12 seconds is unacceptable.
But it will definitely help with pre-optimizing the code for better caching, removing attributes and parameters, trying to move code to the footer and adding browser caching.
Hello. I’m having some trouble with the plugin. Upon activating the plug-in, my slider revolution stops showing on my website.
Regardless of the preset that I select, the Lighthouse plug-in takes out the slider revolution.
Is there any solution to this?
Would appreciate some help!
Hi, that’s really weird. Even with no options selected.
Please contact me via https://getbutterfly.com/members/support/.
Really interested in this plugin! have you tested this with Buddypress? I am running a company intranet on buddypress and looking for a performance booster—we use windows IIS
Thank you. I have not tested it with BuddyPress and I am not sure it works with IIS. Contact me via email (see my profile page, lower right) and I can give you more details.
Hi, i would like to test this plugin if it will bring me a benefit, is there a demo?
There is no demo, as you won’t be able to see the benefits in the demo. You need to use it on your own site.
I am having the plugin cause some elements on my webpage to disappear and change positions. Please refer to these two photos. Thanks
Also, my main menu has vanished on some pages with your plugin activated.
Have you enabled any of the styling options? Such as Normalize or Reset?
How can files (CSS/JS) be excluded from merge and compress?
For the wishlist: An option to export and import all the settings would be great!
They cannot be excluded. All CSS/JS files enqueued using wp_enqueue_script() are added to the merge.
I’ll add the import/export feature to the TODO list.
Thanks for using Lighthouse!
I´ve read to disable the info ”<!- Lighthouse HTML Minify | Minify ratio: 11.2% | From 75711 bytes to 67229 bytes ->” in the html I have to go to Settings -> Lighthouse -> Theme Tweaks and uncheck the “Display load results and plugin attribution link in the footer” option. But I can´t find this option there. Where is it gone?
That option is for something else. It was removed. The HTML comment is required for minification checking. I can add an option to remove it in the next version.
Hi, Will you see page speed results on Google Insights?
If the site is properly configured, yes.
Hi.. Plugin work superb. However I would strongly suggest you to improve UI and explanation for each options we select. Also change colour of options which are safe, unsafe to enable. Looking forward for more update.
Hi, I agree more explanations are needed. Also, the new version in January will bring more UI changes and more speed improvements, based on WordPress 4.7.
Thank you and don’t forget to rate the plugin!
Use, by you or one client, in a single end product which end users are not charged for. The total price includes the item price and a buyer fee.
Use, by you or one client, in a single end product which end users can be charged for. The total price includes the item price and a buyer fee.
View license details
Get it now and save up to $7.50